About the Author


Meet Sue Shepard

Sue Shepard, Author

Sue Shepard is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She has been working with both couples and individuals for over 20 years and is passionate about helping people improve their relationships. Her first book focuses on communication issues, aiming to guide women towards better understanding in their relationships, and giving them the tools they need to not only communicate effectively with their partners, but also to feel confident that they’re truly being heard.

Driving her writing is the culmination of years of experience and witnessing the relationship transformations triggered by simple changes. Sue sees the same communication issues arising for couples time and time again, and she knows that they can often be avoided by side-stepping common mistakes. By sharing this information in the form of a book, she hopes to positively impact as many relationships as possible.


Sue has a four-legged assistant: her beloved rescue dog, Izzi, who clients claim has a deeply calming effect on them. In her spare time, Sue loves walking with Izzi on the beach, where she delights in collecting heart-shaped rocks. 

Sue is passionate about her work as a therapist and transitioned from a business career at IBM over two decades ago. She has a postgraduate degree in Clinical Psychology and currently sees clients in her private practice located in Orange County, CA. Having personally benefited from therapy, Sue is of the firm belief that psychotherapy is a powerful tool for human growth, healing, and self-acceptance.